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Charleston Wine + Food

Community Recognition

Yearly, Charleston Wine + Food honors distinguished members of our community with several annual awards at Opening Ceremony, which kicks off the opening of the Culinary Village.

marc collins chef award

The award is given to an outstanding chef in the Charleston community who shows leadership, dedication and innovation in his or her field.

laura hewitt culinary legend award

The award is given to a tastemaker or culinary leader annually who has supported the Festival and the city of Charleston over the years.

frank stitt national chef award

This award is given to a national chef annually who has had a significant impact on the culinary community with strong consideration of those who have impacted not only Charleston, but the South as a whole.

outstanding beverage award

This award is given to a beverage professional annually who has had a significant impact on our local beverage community and has also been a strong advocate of the festival.

Past Festival Award Winners

2019 Festival

Chef Kelly Franz

Magnolias, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Andrea Limehouse

Limehouse Produce, Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

Chef Ashley Christensen

Poole’s Diner, Winner of Frank Stitt National Chef Award

Chris Winn

Tradesman Brewing Co., winner of Award for Outstanding Beverage Contribution

2018 Festival

Shane Whiddon

(In Memoriam) Virginia’s on King, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Terri Henning

Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

Chef Sean Brock

Winner of Frank Stitt National Chef Award

Ann Marshall + Scott Blackwell

High Wire Distilling Co., winner of Award for Outstanding Beverage Contribution

2017

Lisa Buzzelli

Trident Culinary Institute of Charleston, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Steve Palmer

Managing Partner Indigo Road Restaurant Group, winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

Chef Donald Link

Owner Link Restaurant Group, winner of Frank Stitt National Chef Award

Cassondra Hall-Bushey

Moet-Hennessy, winner of (Inaugural) Award for Outstanding Beverage Contribution

2016

Chef Michelle Weaver

Charleston Grill, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Chef Frank Lee

SNOB, winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

Chef Andrea Reusing

Latern, winner of Frank Stitt National Chef Award  

2015

Chef Kevin Johnson

The Grocery, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Marion Sullivan

CIC, winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

Chef Mike Lata

FIG/The Ordinary, winner of Frank Stitt National Chef Award

Joe Raya

The Gin Joint, William & Grant Contributions to Mixology Award

2014

Chef Frank McMahon

Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Le Creuset

Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

Boris Van Dyck

ICEBOX, William & Grant Contributions to Mixology Award

2013

Chef Mike Lata

FIG/The Ordinary, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Matt Lee and Ted Lee

Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award  

2012

Chef Sean Brock

Husk/McCrady’s, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Wayne Magwood

Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

2011

Chef Bob Waggoner

U Cook with Bob, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Martha Lou Gadsden

Martha Lou’s Kitchen, Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

2010

Chef Marc Collins

Circa 1886, Winner of “Marc Collins Chef Award”

Mickey Bakst

Charleston Grill, Winner of Laura Hewitt Culinary Legend Award

2009

Chef Bob Carter

Peninsula Grill, Winner of “Chef” Category

Richard Elliot

Maverick Southern Kitchens, winner of “Individual” Category

Charleston Restaurant Association

Winner of “Organization” Category

Renata Dos Santos

Winner of “College Student” Category

2008

Chef Brett McKee

Oak Steakhouse, winner of “Individual” Category

Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Winner of “Organization” Category  

2007

John Taylor

Hoppin’ John, Winner of “Individual” Category

Gayle Rawlins

Maverick Southern Kitchens, winner of “College Student” Category

Emily Byrd

Winner of “High School Student” Category

American Culinary Federation – Charleston Chapter

Winner of “Organization” Category

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